News and Events

Hood Garners American College of Physicians Award

Virginia HoodVirginia Hood, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., professor in the Division of Nephrology, was awarded the Alfred Stengel Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to the American College of Physicians (ACP) at the ACP's 2019 Internal Medicine meeting. Awardees exhibit “unusual loyalty and exceptional contributions to the aims and purposes of the College. They also have “outstanding influence in maintaining and advancing the best standards of medical education, medical practice, and clinical research.” Hood received her M.B.B.S. from the University of Sydney, Australia, and a master’s degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Hood has been a member of the Larner College of Medicine faculty since 1993.

Jensen Appointed to Health Network Leadership Role

Gordon JensenSenior Associate Dean for Research Gordon Jensen, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, has been appointed by John Brumsted, M.D., CEO of the University of Vermont Health Network, to the newly-created parallel role of University of Vermont Health Network Director of Research. This leadership position was created by the UVM Health Network, the UVM Health Network Medical Group and the Larner College of Medicine to expand opportunities for cutting edge research across all Network partners and bring the latest in innovation and clinical trials to patients and families. Recently named a 2019 Fellow of the American Society for Nutrition, Jensen is also a past president of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and a past-chair of the Association of Nutrition Programs and Departments.  Read more.


Carney to Serve as Associate Dean for Public Health and Health Policy

Jan CarneyIn June of 2019, Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., was named Associate Dean for Public Health and Health Policy and Senior Advisor to the Dean. She will also serve as LCME Faculty Accreditation Lead for the College’s 2021 site visit for reaccreditation. A professor in the Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, Carney has held many leadership roles at the state and national level, including a 13-year tenure as Vermont’s Commissioner of Health. In 2003, Carney received the Vermont Medical Society’s Distinguished Service Award. She was also honored as a Local Legend by the National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine and the American Medical Women’s Association. Read more.


Awards and Recognition

Bridget CarneyBridget Carney, grants specialist with the Vermont Lung Center, received the 2019 UVM Our Common Ground Award, which is presented to staff members who have made extraordinary contributions and who have had a significant impact on UVM. Her award citation states: “Utterly dependable and consistent in her performance, Bridget’s work product is always of the highest quality. Her proactive nature and dedication to customer service result in an office door that is always open and a welcoming presence that makes her visitors feel like their administrative challenge is the only thing on Bridget's plate...Bridget is both essential to UVM’s endeavor to garner research funding and is one of UVM’s most important role models. She is a living embodiment of Our Common Ground core values.” Read more.

Tim Lahey, M.D., MMSc, professor in the Division of Infectious Disease, is the recipient of a 2019 Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Leadership Award. These awards recognize individuals “whose life examples have significantly mitigated the social determinants of health in their communities and whose commitments to service have influenced and inspired others.”

Peter Spector, M.D., professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, recently received recognition in a Medical Design & Outsourcing article, titled “20 medical device startups you need to know,” for CoreMap, a company he founded. CoreMap is currently developing “a diagnostic catheter and EP mapping software” to help clinicians view their patients’ atrial fibrillation at high resolution, in order to better treat it on an individual level.

New National Service and Leadership Roles
  • Michael LaMantia, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine/Geriatrics and section head for Geriatrics, was elected a fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) on July 1, 2019. The FACP distinction recognizes accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine, as well as excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.
  • Allen Mead, M.H.S.A., director of the Department of Medicine at UVM and director of Medicine Health Care Service at UVM Medical Center, is the president-elect for AIM (Administrators of Internal Medicine) for 2020. In this role, he will not only serve as a leader for AIM, he will also be a member of the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), an organization with more than 11,000 members in departments of Internal Medicine in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Allen Repp, M.D., FACP, professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine, has been named governor of the Vermont Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists. His term began during the Internal Medicine Meeting 2019, ACP’s annual scientific meeting held in Philadelphia from April 11-13. Within the Vermont Chapter of ACP, Repp has served as a chair of the Membership and Advancement Committee, in addition to serving as a member on both the Chapter Council and the Annual Meeting Planning Committee.
  • Renee Stapleton, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, has begun her two-year term as chair of American Thoracic Society Critical Care Assembly.


Recognizing Faculty Excellence

Department of Medicine award winners

The Department of Medicine honored outstanding mentors, clinicians and researchers at the department’s June meeting. The following faculty received awards:

Mentorship Award

  • Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology
    For outstanding commitment to excellence in the education of residents and fellows
  • Charles Irvin, Ph.D., professor in the Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
    For exceptional mentorship of graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows

Distinguished Clinician Award

  • Cindy Noyes, M.D., assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Disease, and Julian Sprague, M.D., associate professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology
    In recognition of faculty members who are outstanding clinicians with a reputation as a “physician's physician,” and with exceptional contributions in education, scholarship, administration, or community service

Quality Scholarship Award

  • Gilman Allen, M.D., professor in the Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
    To recognize faculty members and/or faculty-led teams who have demonstrated excellence in scholarly quality improvement, patient safety, or high value care


Faculty and Staff News

Shaden Eldakar-Hein and Prema Menon

Shaden Eldakar-Hein, M.D., M.S., associate professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine, and Prema Menon, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, have been named interim assistant deans for students in the Office of Medical Student Education. Eldakar-Hein and Menon will provide oversight of programs that support student professional identity development, academic achievement, health and wellbeing and career advising. They will also engage in institutional leadership initiatives related to the delivery of the medical education program.

Peter Callas, Ph.D., has been appointed associate professor of medicine and director of the Biomedical Statistics Research Core after serving as interim director since July 2018. As director, Callas has oversight of the core’s research faculty and support staff, with a focus on supporting the research activities of faculty and trainees.

Anne Dixon, M.A., B.M., B.Ch., professor and chief of the Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, and Vikas Anathy, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, recently welcomed postdoctoral fellow Ravishankar Chandresekaran, Ph.D., to their research team. Prior to coming here he was a post-doctoral fellow at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Jennifer Kelly, D.O., associate professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, was the course director and moderator for a continuing medical education program titled “Primary Care Update: Clinical Thyroidology 2019,” held at UVM May 10, 2019. Invited Department of Medicine faculty and their presentations included:

  • Joel Schnure, M.D., professor and chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, hosted a presentation on “Hyperthyroidism”
  • Matthew Gilbert, D.O., associate professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, hosted a presentation “Thyroid Nodules”
  • Muriel Nathan, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, hosted a presentation “Hypothyroidism”
  • Juan Pablo Perdomo Rodriguez, M.D., assistant professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, hosted a presentation on “Interesting Thyroid Cases”

Endocrinology GroupJoel Schnure, M.D., professor and chief for the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Matthew Gilbert, D.O., associate professor and fellowship program director for the same division, attended the 2019 American Diabetes Association annual meeting in San Francisco, Calif. While there, they met with former Larner College of Medicine endocrinology fellow Anders Carlson, M.D., and Annis Marney, M.D., a former associate professor of endocrinology at the College and the former endocrinology fellowship program director.

Clinical News and Notes

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition submitted by Linda Tilton, M.S., R.D., CDE, ADA Education Recognition Coordinator for the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, has been approved, and the program is now recognized by the ADA through August of 2023. The diabetes self-management education program has been continuously recognized by the ADA since 1999 and meets the 2018 National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.

Kim Dittus, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, provided commentary for the American Heart Association’s first cardio-oncology rehabilitation statement.

Chris Holmes, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, has been named interim deputy director for the UVM Cancer Center.

Service to the University of Vermont

The following Department of Medicine faculty members have been elected to positions on UVM Faculty Senate committees:

  • Charlotte Teneback, M.D., Curricular Affairs Committee (2019-2022)
  • Cory Teuscher, Ph.D., Financial & Physical Planning Committee (2019-2022)
  • Dan Weiss, M.D., Ph.D., Research, Scholarship and the Creative Arts Committee (2019-2022)
  • Marie Wood, M.D., Educational Research Technology Committee (2019-2022)

Education News

Celebrating Teachers and Mentors

The Larner College of Medicine Class of 2019 honored the following Department of Medicine faculty members for outstanding teaching and mentorship:

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Faculty Award

  • Joshua Farkas, M.D., associate professor in the Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
    David Kaminsky, M.D., professor in the Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Teacher of the Year Award

  • Florian Foerg, M.D., assistant professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine
    David Rand, D.O., assistant professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine

Teaching Academy Fellows & Inductees

The following Department of Medicine faculty were inducted this spring as members of the Larner College of Medicine Teaching Academy:

Distinguished Educator

  • Amanda Kennedy, Pharm.D., associate professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine


  • Kelsey Donovan, Sc.D., assistant professor of medicine
  • Eric Ganguly, M.D., associate professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Emily Hadley Strout, M.D., resident/assistant professor
  • Jennifer Kelly, D.O., associate professor in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Tina Thornton, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Division of Immunobiology

Congratulations to the Department of Medicine faculty who completed the 2018-19 Teacher Academy Medical Education Fellowship Program:

  • David Li-Kang Chen, M.D., assistant professor in the Division of Dermatology
  • Rosy Hill, M.D., assistant professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine/Geriatrics
  • Macaulay Onuigbo, M.D., professor in the Division of Nephrology

Research and Grants

Invention to Venture Awardees

Markus MeyerSeveral Department of Medicine faculty and scientists were recognized during the 14th annual Invention to Venture conference April 5, 2019, hosted by the UVM Innovations office:

Patent Award Recipients

  • Jason Botten, Ph.D., associate professor in the Division of Immunobiology, with Karen Lounsbury, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology, and Christopher Francklyn, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry, for both “Methods and compounds for reducing threonyl-tRNA synthetase activity” and “Methods and compounds for increasing threonyl-tRNA synthetase activity.”
  • Mercedes Rincon, Ph.D., professor in the Division of Immunobiology, and Tina Thornton, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Division of Immunobiology, for “Methods and products relating to GSK3 beta regulation.”

License Award Recipients

  • Markus Meyer, M.D., associate professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine – license to Medtronic, Inc.
  • Mercedes Rincon, Ph.D., professor in the Division of Immunobiology – license to EMD Millipore

Grant Highlights

Andrew Hale, M.D., assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Disease, is the recipient of a UVM Department of Medicine Eureka grant for “The Impact of Infectious Diseases Provider Involvement on Asplenic Care Outcomes.”

Christopher Huston, M.D., professor in the Division of Infectious Disease, is principal investigator for a $1.68 million grant from the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for a project titled “Preclinical optimization of a parasiticidal drug for cryptosporidiosis.” The goal is to develop a new drug candidate for treating cryptosporidiosis and determine its molecular mechanism of action, beginning with a piperazine-based lead compound identified through phenotypic screening.

Chi Chi Lau, M.D., associate professor in the Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, has received a Rheumatology Research Foundation Research Preceptorship Award of $4,000 to work with medical student Matthew Dier ‘22.

Devika Singh, M.D., assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Disease, is principal investigator for a $530,000 Ryan White Part C Grant for HIV Care from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration.

Neil Zakai, M.D., associate professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, is principal investigator for an R01 grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for “Thrombosis and Bleeding Risk Assessment in Medical Inpatients.” Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, is co-investigator.

Research & Grant Notes

Varun Agrawal, M.D., associate professor in the Division of Nephrology, has received a 2019 Teaching Academy Travel Award.

Ralph Budd, M.D., professor in the Division of Immunobiology, recently received a patent for augmenting vaccines for tumor immunotherapy.

House Staff News

New Residents
Jason Browne, M.D., University of Wisconsin School of MedicineSeth Levy, M.D., Jacobs School of Medicine University of Buffalo
Nathan Centybear, M.D., UVM Larner College of MedicineAurasch Moaven, M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine
Elizabeth Carson, M.D., UVM Larner College of MedicineJamie Rowell, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
Robert Hardwick, M.D., University of Washington School of MedicineDavid Steinmetz, M.D., Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Yu Ting (Christina) He, M.D., Weill Cornell MedicineRyan Thomas, M.D., Albany Medical College
Jonathan Hingre, M.D., State University of New York Upstate MedicalSean Till, M.D., Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Arjun Janardhan, M.D., UVM Larner College of MedicineAreg Zingiryan, M.D., UVM Larner College of Medicine
Alison Kim, M.D., Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin
Patrick Hartnett, M.D., Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at HofstraEric Newman, M.D., University of Queensland School of Medicine
Parisa Heidari, M.D., Tehran University of Medical Sciences School of MedicineSamantha VanDyke, M.D., University of Virginia School of Medicine
Margaret Johnston, M.D., UVM Larner College of MedicineKatherine Zerebiec, M.D., Jagiellonian University Medical College
Alexander Marchese, M.D., UVM Larner College of Medicine
Preliminary Anesthesia shared with Surgery
Taylor Abegg-Lawrence, M.D., Drexel University College of MedicineConrad Koerper, M.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Thomas "Daniel" Crowder, M.D., University of South Carolina School of MedicineJoseph Migliazzo, M.D., University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine
Andrew Gallagher, M.D., UVM Larner College of MedicineTobias Robinson, M.D., Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine
Chief Medical Residents
Elizabeth Wahlberg, M.D., University of Washington School of Medicine
Kramer Wahlberg, M.D., University of Washington School of Medicine
Julia Powelson, M.D., University of Alabama School of Medicine
Dermatology Chief Residents
Dema Alniemi, M.D., Mayo Medical School
Katelyn Shea, M.D., UVM Larner College of Medicine
Dermatology Residents
Daniel Bax, M.D., Jacobs School of Medicine University of Buffalo
Dustin Taylor, M.D., McGovern Medical School at University of Texas Houston
Carli Whittington, M.D., University of Louisville School of Medicine
New Fellows
Cecile King, M.D.
Matthew Kluge, M.D.
Bhisham Harchandani, M.B.,BS
Brennan Rigby, M.D.  
Mansour Gergi, M.D.
Kara Landry, M.D.
Corey DeWitt, M.D.
Infectious Disease
Mahrukh Ali, M.D.
Amy Shah, D.O.
Morgan Clark-Coller, M.D.
Elena Kozakewich, M.D.

Ibrahim Abubakar, M.D.

Jeanne Gosselin, M.D.


In the Media

Bonita Libman, M.D., professor and chief of the Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, helped to write an article titled “What Is Rheumatoid Vasculitis? Important Facts About This RA Complication.” It was published May 28, 2019, on Creaky Joints, an online publication of the Global Healthy Living Foundation. Read the article.

A story that aired April 24, 2019, on local CBS affiliate WCAX-TV Channel 3 featured Prema Menon, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine. Menon spoke about the groundbreaking research currently taking place in the Vermont Lung Center, as well as a support group she founded called Breathe Vermont.Watch the segment.

Devika Singh, M.D., assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Disease, was interviewed for WCAX-VT story titled “Health professionals call for more HIV testing in Vermont” that aired May 29, 2019. Watch the segment.


In the Community

Lung Force Walk

A team from the Vermont Lung Center participated in the fifth annual American Lung Association Lung Force Walk in Burlington on June 20, 2019. The event raised over $50,000. L to R: Sarah Caffrey, Kathleen Dwinell, Heidi Pecott-Grimm, Chloe Housenger, David Kaminsky, and Olivia Johnson.

Publications and Presentations


Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Rappaport S, Endicott JA, Gilbert MP, Farkus JD, Clouser RD, McMillian WD. A retrospective study of early versus delayed home dose basal insulin in the acute management of diabetic ketoacidosis. J Endocr Soc. 2019;3(5):1079-1086.

Division of Hematology/Oncology

Joseph JJ, Bennett A, Echouffo Tcheuqui JB, Effoe VS, Odei JB, Hidalgo B, Dullin A, Safford MM, Cummings DM, Cushman M, Carson AP. Ideal cardiovascular health, glycaemic status and incident type 2 diabetes mellitus: the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in stroke (REGARDS) study. Diabetologia. 2019 Mar,62(3): 426-437. doi: 10.1007/s00125-018-4792-y. PMID: 30643923

Pistilli M, Howard VJ, Safford MM, Lee BK, Lovasi GS, Cushman M, Malek AM, McClure LA, REGARDS Investigators. Association of secondhand tobacco smoke exposure during childhood on adult cardiovascular disease risk among never-smokers. Ann Epidemiol. 2019 Apr;32:28-34 e1. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2019.01.012. PMID: 30799203

Douce DR, Soliman EZ, Naik R, Hyacinth HI, Cushman M, Winkler CA, Howard G, Lange EM, Lange LA, Irvin MR, Zakai NA. Association of sickle cell trait with atrial fibrillation: The REGARDS cohort. J Electrocardiol. 2019 Apr 16;55:1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2019.04.010. PMID: 31028976

Bailey LN, Levitan EB, Judd SE, Sterling MR, Goyal P, Cushman M, Safford MM, Gutierrez OM. Association of Urine Albumin Excretion with Incident Heart Failure Hospitalization in Community-Dwelling Adults. JACC Heart Fail. 2019 May;7(5):394-401. doi: 10.1016/j.jchf.2019.01.016. PMID: 31047019

Parekh TM, Wu C, McClure LA, Howard VJ, Cushman M, Malek AM, Harrington KF, Cherrington AL, Dransfield MT, Bhatia S. Determinants of cigarette smoking status in a national cohort of black and white adult ever smokers in the USA: a cross-sectional analysis of the REGARDS study. BMJ Open. 2019 May 10;9(5):e027175. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027175. PMID: 31079085

Chi G, Cushman M. Social media optimization in medicine: A journal’s perspective. Res Pract Thromb Haemost. 2019 Apr 1;3(2):144-146. doi: 10.1002rth2.12199. PMID: 31011694

Folsom AR, Tang W, Basu S, Misialek JR, Couper D, Heckbert SR, Cushman M. Plasma Concentrations of High Molecular Weight Kininogen and Prekallikrein and Venous Thromboembolism Incidence in the General Population. Thromb Haemost. 2019 May;119(5):834-843. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1678737. PMID: 30780167

Passler JS, Kennedy RE, Clay OJ, Crowe M, Howard VJ, Cushman M, Unverzagt FW, Wadley VG. The relationship of longitudinal cognitive change to self-reported IADL in a general population. Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn. 2019 Mar 27:1-15. doi: 10.1080/13825585.2019.1597008. PMID: 30915889

Sheehan OC, Haley WE, Jenny NS, Cushman M, Walston JD. Is Family Caregiving Associated with Inflammation or Compromised Immunity? A Meta-Analysis. Gerontologist. 2019 Mar 10. pii: gnz015. doi:10.1093/geront/gnz015. PMID: 30852588

Folsom AR, Basu S, Hong CP, Heckbert SR, Lutsey PL, Rosamond WD, Cushman M. Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC Study) Reasons for Differences in the Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism in Black Versus White Americans. Am J Med. 2019 Apr 4. pii: S0002-9343(19)30280-3. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2019.03.021. PMID: 30953632

Tamis-Holland JE, Jneid H, Reynolds HR, Agewall S, Brilakis ES, Brown TM, Lerman A, Cushman M, Kumbhani DJ, Arslanian-Engoren C, Bolger AF, Beltrame JF. American Heart Association Interventional Cardiovascular Care Committee of the Council on Clinical Cardiology; Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; Council on Epidemiology and Prevention; and Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research. Contemporary Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Myocardial Infarction in the Absence of Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2019 Apr 30; 139(18):e891-e908. doi: 10.1161/CIR. 0000000000000670. PMID: 30913893

Dibaba DT, Judd SE, Gilchrist SC, Cushman M, Pisu M, Safford M, Akinyemiju T. Association between obesity and biomarkers of inflammation and metabolism with cancer mortality in a prospective cohort study. Metabolism. 2019 May;94:69-76. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2019.01.007. PMID: 30802456

Croteau SE, Cheng D, Cohen AJ, Holmes CE, Malec LM, Silvey M, Thornburg CD, Wheeler AP, Kouides PA, Raffini LJ, Neufeld EJ. Regional variation and cost implications of prescribed extended half-life factor concentrates among U.S. Haemophilia Treatment Centres for patients with moderate and severe haemophilia. Haemophilia. 2019 Apr 17. doi: 10.1111/hae.13758. PMID: 30993845

A, Rugo HS, Swain SM, Kaufman PA, Tripathy D, Chu L, Li H, Antao V, Cobleigh M. Central Nervous System Metastasis in Patients with HER2-Postive Metastatic Breast Cancer: Patients Characteristics, Treatment, and Survival from SystHERs. Clin Cancer Res. 2019 Apr 15;25(8):2433-2441. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-18-2366. PMID: 30593513

Gandhi UH, Cornell RF, Lakshman A, Gahvari ZJ, McGehee E, Jaqosky MH, Gupta R, Varnado W, Fiala MA, Chhabra S, Malek E, Mansour J, Paul B, Barnstead A, Kodali S, Neppalli A, Liedtke M, Naryana S, Godby KN, Kang Y Kansaqra A, Umyarova E, Scott EC, Hari P, Vij R, Usmani SZ, Callander NS, Kumar SK, Costa LJ. Outcomes of patients with multiple myeloma refractory to CD-38-targeted monoclonal antibody therapy. Leukemia 2019 Mar 11. doi: 10.1038/s41375-019-0435-7. PMID: 30858549

Badar T, Hamadani M, Bachanova V, Maddocks KJ, Umyarova E, Chavez JC, Epperla N, Chhabra S, Xavier AC, Karmali R, Salhab M, Reddy N, Glenn MJ, Hernandez-Illzaliturri FJ, Flowers CR, Evens AM, Zhou Z, Lansigan F, Barta SK, Cohen JB, Fenske TS, Costa LJ. Efficacy of salvage chemotherapy in diffuce large B cell lymphoma with primary treatment failure according to putative cell of origin. Leuk Lymphoma 2019 Apr: 60(4):940-946. doi: 10.1080/10428194.2018.1515944. PMID: 30277110

Valderrabano RJ, Buzkova P, Chang PY, Zakai NA, Fink HA, Robbins JA, Lee JS, Wu JYm, Cardiovascular Health Study Group. Association of bone mineral density with hemoglobin and change in hemoglobin among older men and women: The Cardiovascular Health Study. Bone 2019 Mar; 120:321-326. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2018.11.010. PMID: 30448304

Arora P, Kalra R, Callas PW, Alexander KS, Zakai NA, Wadley V, Arora G, Kissela BM, Judd SE, Cushman M. Lipoprotein (a) and Risk of Ischemic Stroke in the REGARDS Study. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2019 Apr;39(4):810-818. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAH.118.311857. PMID: 30786745

Lutsey PL, Norby FL, Zakai NA, MacLehose RF, Chen LY, Shah S, Datta YH, Alonso A. Oral anticoagulation therapy and subsequent risk of venous thromboembolism in atrial fibrillation patients. Curr Med Res Opin 2019 May: 35(5):837-845. doi: 10.1080/030007995.2018.1541445. PMID: 30362847

Jenny NS, Callas PW, Judd SE, McClure LA, Kissela B, Zakai NA, Cushman M. Inflammatory cytokines and ischemic stroke risk: The REGARDS cohort. Neurology. 2019 May 14;92(20):2375-e2384. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000007416. PMID: 31004072

Gujiral UP, Prabhakaran D, Pradeepa R, Kandula NR, Kondal D, Deepa M, Zakai NA, Anjana RM, Rautela G, Mohan V, Narayan KMV, Tandon N, Kanaya AM. Isolated HbA1c identifies a different subgroup of individuals with type 2 diabetes compared to fasting or post-challenging glucose in Asian Indians: The CARRS and MASALA studies. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2019 May 28;153:93-102. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2019.05.026. PMID: 31150721

Division of Immunobiology

Secinaro MA, Fortner KA, Collins C, Rincón M, Budd RC. Glycolysis Induces MCJ Expression That Links T Cell Proliferation With Caspase-3 Activity and Death. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2019;7:28. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2019.00028. eCollection 2019. PubMed PMID: 30915331; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6421275

Spear ET, Holt EA, Joyce EJ, Haag MM, Mawe SM, Hennig GW, Lavoie B, Applebee AM, Teuscher C, Mawe GM. Altered gastrointestinal motility involving autoantibodies in the experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis model of multiple sclerosis. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2018 Sep;30(9):e13349. doi: 10.1111/nmo.13349. Epub 2018 Apr 11. PubMed PMID: 29644797; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6153444.

Division of Infectious Disease

Hale AJ, Ricotta DN, Freed JA. Evaluating the Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate. JAMA. 2019 Mar 19. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.1178. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID: 30888397

Hale AJ, Mathison B, Pritt B, Collins K. ID Cases: Case report Endemic bot fly larvae infection in Northern New York State. Elsevier Ltd. 2019 Mar 26

Hale AJ, Dimarco D, Ahern, J. Optimal Vancomycin Dosing in Obese Patients: Moving Towards the AUC. Accepted at Contagion March, 2019

Bullis SS, Kryanczyk A, Hale AJ. Aspergillosis Myocarditis in the Immunocompromised Host. May 2019, Article Number e00567 Reference IDCR 567 PII: s2214-2509(19)30131-3. DOI:

Jumani, RS, Hasan, MM, Stebbins EE, Donnelly L, Miller P, Klopfer C, Bessoff K, Teixeira JE, Love MS, McNamara CW, Huston, CD. A suite of phenotypic assays to ensure pipeline diversity when prioritizing drug-like Cryptosporidium growth inhibitors. Nature Communications 2019 10:1862

Lee S, Ginese M, Girouard D, Beamer G, Huston C, Osbourn D, Griggs D, Tzipori S. Piperazine-Derivitive MMV665917: an effective drug in the diarrheic piglet model of Cryptosporidium hominis. J Infect Dis. 2019 Mar 20. pii: jiz105. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiz105. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30893435

Gilson P, Nguyen W, Poole W, Teixeira J , Thompson J, Guo K , Stewart R , Ahston T, White K, Sanz L, Gamo F, Charman S, Wittlin S, Duffy J, Tonkin C, Tham W, Crabb B, Cooke B, Huston C, Cowman A, Sleebs B. Evaluation of 4-Amino 2-Anilinoquinazolines against Plasmodium and other Apicomplexan Parasites In Vitro and in a P. falciparum Humanized NOD-scid IL2R Mouse Model if Malaria. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2019 Feb 26;63(3). pii: e01804-18. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01804-18. Print 2019 Mar. PMID: 30559138

Buckner FS, Ranade RM, Gillespie JR, Shibata S, Hulverson MA, Zhang Z, Huang W, Choi R, Verlinde CLMJ, Hol WGJ, Ochida A, Akao Y, Choy RKM, Van Voorhis WC, Arnold SLM, Jumani RS, Huston CD, Fan E. Optimization of Methionyl tRNA-Synthetase Inhibitors for Treatment of Cryptosporidium Infection. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2019 Mar 27;63(4). pii: e02061-18. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02061-18. Print 2019 Apr. PMID: 30745384

Baragaña B, Forte B, Choi R, Nakazawa Hewitt S, Bueren-Calabuig JA, Pisco JP, Peet C, Dranow DM, Robinson DA, Jansen C, Norcross NR, Vinayak S, Anderson M, Brooks CF, Cooper CA, Damerow S, Delves M, Dowers K, Duffy J, Edwards TE, Hallyburton I, Horst BG, Hulverson MA, Ferguson L, Jiménez-Díaz MB, Jumani RS, Lorimer DD, Love MS, Maher S, Matthews H, McNamara CW, Miller P, O'Neill S, Ojo KK, Osuna-Cabello M, Pinto E, Post J, Riley J, Rottmann M, Sanz LM, Scullion P, Sharma A, Shepherd SM, Shishikura Y, Simeons FRC, Stebbins EE, Stojanovski L, Straschil U, Tamaki FK, Tamjar J, Torrie LS, Vantaux A, Witkowski B, Wittlin S, Yogavel M, Zuccotto F, Angulo-Barturen I, Sinden R, Baum J, Gamo FJ, Mäser P, Kyle DE, Winzeler EA, Myler PJ, Wyatt PG, Floyd D, Matthews D, Sharma A, Striepen B, Huston CD, Gray DW, Fairlamb AH, Pisliakov AV, Walpole C, Read KD, Van Voorhis WC, Gilbert IH. Lysyl-tRNA synthetase as a drug target in malaria and cryptosporidiosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Apr 2;116(14):7015-7020. doi:10.1073/pnas.1814685116. Epub 2019 Mar 20. PMID: 30894487

Lunde CS, Stebbins EE, Jumani RS, Hasan MM, Miller P, Barlow J, Freund YR, Berry P, Stefanakis R, Gut J, Rosenthal PJ, Love MS, McNamara CW, Easom E, Plattner JJ, Jacobs RT, Huston CD. Identification of a potent benzoxaborole drug candidate for treating cryptosporidiosis. Nat Commun. 2019 Jun 27;10(1):2816. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-10687-y. PMID:31249291

Pinto-Powell R and Lahey T. Just a game: the dangers of quantifying medical student professionalism. Journal of General Internal Medicine 2019 May 30. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05063-x (in press)

Lahey T and Elwyn G. Is shared decision making impossible when patients have reduced decision-making capacity?” AMA Journal of Ethics 2019 (in press)

Lahey T and Nelson W. A Dashboard to Improve the Alignment of Health Care Organization Decision-making to Core Values and Mission Statement. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 2020 (in press)

Liang SY, Jackson B, Kuhn J, Shaikh F, Blyth DM, Whitman TJ, Petfield JL, Carson ML, Tribble DR, McDonald JR. Urinary tract infections after combat-related genitourinary trauma. Surg Infect (Larchmt) 2019 May 21

Division of Nephrology

Greer RC, Liu Y, Cavanaugh K, Diamantidis CJ, Estrella MM, Sperati CJ, Soman S, Abdel-Kader K, Agrawal V, Plantinga LC, Schell JO, Simon JF, Vassalotti JA, Jaar BG, Choi MJ; National Kidney Foundation Education Committee. Primary Care Physicians' Perceived Barriers to Nephrology Referral and Co-management of Patients with CKD: a Qualitative Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Apr 16. Doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-04975-y. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30993634.

Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine

Parikh R, Bates JHT, Poynter ME, Suratt BT, Parsons PE, Kien CL, Heyland DK, Crain KI, Martin J, Garudathri J, Stapleton RD. Pharmacokinetics of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Patients with Severe Sepsis Compared with Healthy Volunteers: A Prospective Cohort Study. Clin Nutr 2019 Apr 9. pii: S0261-5614(19)30155-4. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2019.03.040. [Epub ahead of print]

Tang M, Henderson RJ, Holbrook JT, Que LG, Mathews AM, Wise RA, Dixon AE, Peters SP, Rogers L, Smith LJ, Teague WG, Lang JE. Does obesity increase respiratory tract infections in patients with asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2019 March (3):954-961

Dixon AE & F. Holguin. Diet and Metabolism in the evolution of asthma and obesity. Clin Chest Med 2019 March 40: 97-106

Khurana S, Pierluigi P, Buhl R, Bernstein JA, Haddon J, Unseld A, Engel M, Casale TB, Dixon AE.  Tiotropium reduces airflow obstruction in asthma patients, independent of body mass index J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2019 Mar 19. pii: S2213-2198(19)30270-3.

Nakada EM, Bhakta NR, Korwin-Mihavics BR, Kumar A, Chamberlain N, Bruno SR, Chapman DG, Hoffman SM, Daphtary N, Aliyeva M, Irvin CG, Dixon AE, Woodruff PG, Amin S, Poynter ME, Desai DH, Anathy V. Conjugated bile acids attenuate allergen-induced airway inflammation and hyperresposiveness by inhibiting UPR transducers. JCI Insight. 2019 May;4(9):e98101

Kaminsky DA, Chapman DG, Holbrook JT, Henderson RJ, Sugar EA, Mastronarde J, Teague WG, Busk M, Sumino K, Dixon AE, Wise RA, Irvin CG. Older age and obesity are associated with increased airway closure in response to methacholine in patients with asthma. Respirology. 2019 Mar 5. doi: 10.1111/resp.13496. [Epub head of print] PMID:30838750

Kaminsky DA, Jarzembowski SC. Influence of Mouth Pressure on Measurement of Diffusing Capacity in the Clinical Pulmonary Function Laboratory. Respir Care. 2019 May; 64(5):576-581. doi: 10.4187/respcare.06469. Epub 2019 Feb 26. PMID:30808724

Villalba N, Osborn ZT, Derickson PR, Manning CT, Herrington RR, Kaminsky DA, Freeman K. Diagnostic Performance of Carbon Monoxide Testing by Pulse Oximetry in the Emergency Department. Respir Care. 2019 Apr 30. pii: respcare.06365. doi: 10.4187/respcare.06365. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:31040204

Stapleton RD, Suratt BT, Neff MJ, Wurfel MM, Ware LB, Ruzinski JT, Caldwell E, Hallstrand TS, Parsons PE. Bronchoalveolar Fluid and Plasma Inflammatory Biomarkers in Contemporary Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Biomarkers 2019;24:352-359

Morrell E, Bhatraju PK, Mikacenic C, Radella F, Minicone AM, Stapleton RD, Wurfel MM, Gharib SA. Alveolar Macrophage Transcriptional Programs are Associated with Ventilator-Free Days in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2019 Apr 16. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201807-1381OC. [Epub ahead of print]

Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Jennifer Kelly, D.O., presented “Treatment of Osteoporosis” at Central Vermont Medical Center Grand Rounds in Berlin, Vt., in March of 2019. She also presented “Medications for Osteoporosis and Fragility Fractures” at the Vermont Geriatric Conference in Burlington, Vt., in April of 2019.

Joel J. Schnure, M.D., recently hosted several presentations:

  • “Cardiovascular Risk and Prediabetes” at Diabetes Prevention and Management Learning Collaborative: Subject matter expert on cardiovascular disease and diabetes. OneCare Vermont program at the Department of Vermont Health Access, Williston, Vt., in April of 2019.
  • Invited lecturer for a plenary session on “Utilizing New Diabetes Treatment Tools and Medications: Efficacy, Outcomes and Use” and a leader for a workshop on incorporating the diabetes care team to reduce provider burden and improve patient outcomes titled “The CDE as Part of the Care Team” at the Bi-State Primary Care Association’s Clinical Quality Symposium at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vt., on May 20, 2019

Division of Nephrology

Varun Agrawal, M.D., presented “Evaluating Burnout in Nephrology: What’s New?” during the afternoon session at the 2019 National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meeting in Boston, Mass., on May 11, 2019.